STOP AND THINK – Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution. (William A. Foster, U.S. Marine, Medal of Honor winner)
Foster is probably thinking of quality as excellence, which is not developed passively. He suggests further, that “It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” In other words, you have to be intentional, pro-active, to develop such qualities. It is a worthy pursuit to establish good character, and it will benefit many others whom you will influence.
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)